Dec 10, 2012 4:00pm PST
just that. share prices in italy have fallen sharply as investors reacted to in the news that mario monti intends to resign. berlusconi hopes to stage a comeback. >> stormy political weather ahead for italy. suddenly, mario monti is on the way out. there will be early elections and berlusconi is reaching for power again. on the markets, there is deep unease. they're like the austerity measures and the reforms of the technocrats, mr. monti. they fear the return of politics as usual in italy. even if berlusconi is far behind in the polls, the very idea his attempt at come back has jangled nerves. >> the markets are shocked at the prospect that berlusconi would become prime minister again. he is responsible for the crisis in italy. he should enjoy his pension. the reforms have to go on. >> in this from the marketplace, there is not much enthusiasm for a return of mr. berlusconi. >> we italians need to worry, not because of the current crisis. more because this idiot berlusconi is around. i hope it's a good smashed in the face. -- i hope he gets a good smash in the face. >> but berlusco
Dec 24, 2012 4:00pm PST
midnight in italy, but because of the pope's health and to give him time to rest before he delivers the christmas day message, this year, the ceremony began at 9:00 gmt, and that would be 10:00 in italy, which was just about one hour ago. the pope conducting this mess and also lighting the candle of peace, which he did earlier and put on the balcony of his apartment window, which overlooks st. peter's square. this is one of the largest churches anywhere in the world. there are tourists and dignitaries and obviously lots of clergy as well. just to say that it is midnight mass even though is not midnight, but this will give the pope's some time to rest before he gives the christmas day speech from the balcony. let's have a look at some other news. a gun attack in the united states which has left others grieving, and two firefighters were killed as they responded to a blaze in upstate new york. the governor of new york state has called what happened in at the small town a senseless act of violence. it comes just 10 days after a shooting killed 26 people at a connecticut primary school.
Dec 21, 2012 4:00pm PST
fired tear gas and cordoned off the area. italy's prime minister has resigned, meaning the country will go to the polls in february. mario monti's unelected government loses support from the population. he said he could no longer govern. 3 million were left in dire need of help, but the military government responded by blocking visas to international aid workers and a resting burmese activists who tried to deliver assistance. many towns and villages were left to their own devices to rebuild. our correspondent has recently visited some of those areas and has filed this report. >> a buddhist ceremony led by children, one of the larger townships in the delta. this is still a poignant sight for the people of the town. the 10,000 who died here, nearly half were children. outside the town, the rice harvest has been taken in. the delta has historically been seen as the rice bowl not just for burma but the surrounding countries, too. chronic neglect, though, by successive military governments and then the cyclone have left this region in dire need. >> looks can be deceiving in the delta. e
Dec 25, 2012 4:00pm PST
school of notre dame was influential. we know it innewsed music across europe, spain and italy. >> but you have no idea how delighted quazi moto was. the bell told to mark the hours of the day as it told to mark the liberation of the city in 1944. >> in front of notre dame and even in one of the towers of the famous cathedral, the nazis have established fire. >> we traveled west of paris to normandy to this village, to one of three bell foundrys still in operation. here they are casting the eight new bells to hang in the to your. >> the original bells were seized during the revolution and melted to cannon balls. they are recasting them in copper and continue using molds fashioned from horse hair and ma nuria. >> as we don't want them to make them twice, we will make them higher in tune. and we will take the met a aloff inside to get it perfectly calibrated. >> once tuned, they will toll for the first time in march on palm sunday. right now it is the christmas nativity scene that draws the crowds with two million people expected in december. always an attraction. though it's the